Oblong folio, 24.5 x 30 cm, full calf binding. The manuscript is notated in a pre-ruled music book with printed staves of the same type as Jenkyns 01. The book may have been bound or rebound at a later date, as some pages are missing but do not seem to have been removed from the current binding. The inside cover includes a 20th-century printed paper label "Jane Austen's House/ Chawton Hampshire."
The manuscript consists of solo keyboard music and songs. Watermarks are from the Dutch papermakers Jean Villedary and Lubertus van Egmond, regular suppliers for the English market in the mid-18th century. The repertoire appears in printed publications from the 1740s and early 1750s, suggesting a copying date for the majority of the manuscript of c. 1750-c. 1755. The principal hand matches that of Jenkyns 01, which was begun in 1754, possibly when CHWJA/19/1 had already been largely filled. The principal hand may belong to Ann Cawley, née Cooper, whose ownership marks appear on Jenkyns 01. The manuscript also includes juvenile exercises similar to those in Jenkyns 01, which may date from Jane and and her sister Cassandra Austen’s early education with Mrs Cawley, c.1783.
Ownership and current location: Jane Austen's House Museum CIO, on deposit at the Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, UK.
Literature: Piggott 1979; Gillaspie c.1990; Gammie and McCulloch 1996; Carrasco 2013
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